Nov 24, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 243 - Foundations of Elementary Literacy

2 hours

This introductory course examines research and its implications on the development of literacy. Candidates will be introduced to theoretical knowledge and pedagogical skills to assist in making data-informed instructional decisions for teaching reading, writing, language, speaking and listening. The course engages candidates in planning, instruction, and assessment with a greater emphasis on planning. Topics introduced include the creation of literacy-rich learning environments, respect for language diversity, instructional strategies, integrated unit design, analysis of complex texts, and taking an active stance in professional growth in literacy. A performance assessment will be submitted. Fifteen (15) hours of field experience are required.